After ten years of spearheading the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says he's not without his regrets about some decisions regarding the films were made - including one big regret involving the first Thor film.
"It’s very hard. You finish a movie and it’s done and you watch it and it takes years to be able to look back at it and go, oh, we weren’t just forced to stop and put it in theaters," Feige explained to Uproxx. "This actually turned out pretty well. And that’s actually fun to revisit and see the movies grow and change, even in your own perception. I think that’s the great thing about film. But I’ll look back at any of the movies and see where we came to a fork in the road – in development, or editorial, or visual effects – and made a choice to go one way. And, seemingly, to the world it works. But we know there are three other versions that, boy, if we had gotten that to work maybe it would be even better. But, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter because all that matters is the way it finishes.”
And as for that fateful decision on the set of Thor? The one thing Feige says he'd take back if he could? It's not what you might expect.
“I’ll tell you one specific example I just thought of today and I laugh at it,” Feige continued. “Definitively, the one thing I would definitely do differently if I had to do it over again, is we would not have dyed Chris Hemsworth’s eyebrows blonde in the first Thor. Because we were like, 'Thor is blond! He has to be blond!' And Hemsworth was great and awesome and pulled it off, but there are a couple of shots I watch and I’m like, oh my God, that poor guy, we made him freaking dye his eyebrows! That’s ridiculous! And I can laugh about it now because Hemsworth is Thor and he doesn’t need long hair, or a cape, or a hammer, or two eyeballs to be Thor.”
Avengers: Infinity War, the capstone of the MCU's first ten years, opens in theaters Thursday.
(Spoilers: Hemsworth doesn't have blonde eyebrows in the new film.)